Bomb hoax in St Albans sees three buses evacuated

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Uno bus - Credit: Archant

A bomb hoax yesterday (Weds) resulted in nine buses having to be evacuated on a local bus route.

Nine buses, three of which were in St Albans, on the 602 bus line were evacuated after a message posted on UNO’s Twitter provoked a bomb scare.

Police evacuated passengers on the buses to conduct the search at around 3pm, but did not find anything suspicious.

The searches were completed by 4.30pm.

Detective Sergeant Mark Corkin from the Welwyn Hatfield Local Crime Unit said: “It is important to stress that this was a hoax and there was no threat to the wider public.

“All precautions were taken by officers to ensure the public’s safety throughout the duration of the incident.

“The tweet is being treated as malicious and we are keen to trace the person responsible for this thoughtless act as soon as possible. I would ask anyone with information to contact me immediately.”

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Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact DS Corkin on the non-emergency number 101.